Saturday, September 7, 2013

Leaping Leopard

We are back from the cottage. A wonderful time was had by all!
 
I have 1,853 photos to go through... YIKES! Hubbers lost the bet, he said I must have taken over 2,000! Since I'm still in vacation mode, it's going to take a while to get those pics sorted. 
 
Today, I am sharing one of the many frog pics I took. He just happened to be the first subject on the random memory card I pulled from the pile.
 
Northern Leopard Frog
 
The Northern Leopard Frog is an extraordinary leaper! In a single bound, it can cover 1.8 metres. This is 15 times the length of its body, which is between approximately 50 and 110 millimetres. 
 
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42 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

he's beautiful! welcome back! we've missed you! :)

Debbie said...

you sound like me, thank goodness for digital!!

happy to see you today, cutie pie frog!!

Gunilla Bäck said...

He's a cutie!

Linda W. said...

Nice photo. I love frogs!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I am glad you took so many photos...I enjoy seeing them, like this frog, so pretty

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Welcome back! Missed you, glad you had a great time. And glad you brought back great pictures! Love the beautiful frog!

eileeninmd said...

What a cute frog, I think I have seen this leopard frog before. Great shot!

Andaje said...

Sounds like you have been in heaven :) holiday... family... photos... yep heaven - love those green colors

Icy BC said...

Glad you had fun, and have lots of photos to share!

That's a fantastic shot!

Elephant's Child said...

Welcome back. I love your leopard frog - and wish I had a fraction of his agility (or beauty).

Coombe Mill said...

Such beautiful markings but not camouflage there!

Pat said...

He's a beautiful little creature!

carol l mckenna said...

Awesome photo of nature's little gem ~ Beautiful!
carol, xo

Lisa Gordon said...

What a handsome fella!

LisaS said...

Great shot! Looks like this one is ready for frog jumping contest ;)

Pinkoddy said...

Enjoy sorting through your pics.
That is a great frog capture.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Striking patterns on this little character. He really is stunning.

Joop Zand said...

Very good photo with nice colors.

greetings, Joop

Laura said...

I hope you had a marvelous, relaxing and rejuvenating time Karen. LOVE that frog! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro :-)

Terri Buster said...

Wow- that's a lot of shots! Welcome back!

Willow said...

Very colorful guy !

Sylvia K said...

A beautiful welcome back indeed!! He is so colorful and what a great capture as always, Karen!! Thanks for sharing the fun! I'm looking forward to seeing more!!!

Dimple said...

1800 photos! You had fun!!!
Great close-up of Mr. Frog, I'm glad you caught him on the ground!

Leovi said...

Wonderful photo, a frog may be a prince charming, lovely!

Kelly said...

For a frog...he's sure pretty!

Madge Bloom said...

Thank you for joining in 'Weekly Top Shot #99' Hope to see you next Saturday for #100...

Me said...

Good shot of the prince! Handsome devil isn`t he.

Les... said...

welcome back! *VBS*

Saun said...

He is beautiful

Jama said...

Beautiful colour!

Stewart M said...

What a cracking looking frog - we went for a bit of a walk last weekend and we heard huge numbers of frog, but saw not a one!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Love the shadows on this little, mightily leaping creature!

Shadows and Silhouettes

Birgitta said...

Excellent shot!

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh my goodness! You DO have quite a few photos to look at and evaluate. ;)) But hey! It will be FUN! Really meat photo of the leopard frog!

Nancy Claeys said...

Wow! And I thought I took alot. :)

That is one beautiful frog.

Carver said...

That's a great looking frog.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wow...very handsome. 'Round here, they are a bit more muddy brown-green. This one is so vivid!!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh how sweet...I do love my frogs.. Great for this week's Nature Notes.. Glad you had a good vacation.. Michelle

Hannah said...

Great photo of the frog! I love frogs, but rarely see them anymore. I love the gold flecks in their eyes. Good luck in sorting all your photos.

teri said...

SO Hello there! Thanks for swinging by my place with a comment. It has been awhile- and like this little frog here I have been hopping all around. But I think I am ready to be back in the blogging world. Looking forward to seeing you around. Teri

Huldra said...

What a handsome guy :)

diefahrradfrau said...

Really nice! And: green is my favorite color...